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UNMC IPAP Quick Start Guide and FAQs

What is UNMC IPAP? 

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Interservice Physician Assistant Program Centralized Application Service (UNMC IPAP) simplifies the process of applying to physisican assistant programs. You start by selecting the programs you wish to apply to, then you submit one application that includes all necessary materials. Once received by UNMC IPAP, your application and materials go through a verification process before being transmitted to all of your selected programs. Click here to start your application.

How long does the application process take? 

It's important you apply as early as possible since completing your application can be a lengthy process, and since application processing times vary throughout the cycle. Below is a suggested timeline that includes key actions to keep the application process on track. This timeline may need to be adjusted based on your programs' deadlines and requirements. 

Timeline Key Actions

Prior to the Start of the Application Process

  1. Research programs you wish to apply to. Pay special attention to:

    • Cycle dates and deadline requirements. 
    • Application fees.
    • Evaluation requirements. 
    • Minimum requirements, including prerequisites, standardized test scores, supplemental applications, foreign evaluations, etc. 
  2. Ask your schools to send you the official transcripts you'll need to enter your coursework

  3. Begin contacting potential evaluators to confirm their participation. 

  4. Review the instructions in this Help Center. 

At Least 3 Months Prior to Deadline

  1. Create your account
  2. Complete the Colleges Attended section. 
  3. Complete the Evaluations section. 

At Least 10-12 Weeks Prior to Deadline

  1. Ask your schools to send official transcripts directly to UNMC IPAP. If there are any holds on your account at a school, resolve them now to avoid delays in sending transcripts.
  2. Begin entering coursework into your application.
  3. Check in with your evaluators to confirm that they received the evaluation request via e-mail.

At Least 6-8 Weeks Prior to Deadline

Complete and submit your application. Review the Verification process. Monitor your application for receipt of transcripts and letters of evaluation and follow up on any missing items.

At Least 4-6 Weeks Prior to Deadline

Continue monitoring your application until your status is Verified.

After Deadline Download a copy of your application for your records.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Coursework, Transcripts, and GPAs Programs and Statuses Fees and Payments
Do I need to send transcripts?

Yes, you must submit official transcripts to UNMC IPAP. See Sending Official Transcripts for more guidelines on each type of transcript.

 

Where do I find the Transcript Request Form?

The Transcript Request Form is found in the Colleges Attended section, after you submit a college entry.

 

Should I send my high school transcripts?

No.

 

My transfer credits are listed on my primary transcript. Do I still need to send all transcripts?

You must report all colleges attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. See Sending Official Transcripts for more guidelines.

 

How do I know what my primary institution is?

Your primary institution is the college where you earned or will earn a degree from.

 

Do I really have to enter all coursework?

Yes, you must enter all US and English Canadian coursework into the Transcript Entry section of the application. You can also opt to pay for Professional Transcript Entry (PTE).

 

How do I list my repeated courses?

Repeated courses are only considered when exactly the same course is completed (with the same course title and prefix). Report all attempts of repeated coursework.

If the course is in-progress or planned and you have not yet earned a new grade, report the grade you originally received, along with the planned/in-progress course. The original grade will be counted in your GPA until a new grade is earned.

 

Should I include foreign coursework in the Transcript Entry section?

No.

 

Why is my UNMC IPAP GPA different from the GPA on my transcripts?

The UNMC IPAP GPAs factor in all coursework taken, regardless of the college and any academic forgiveness policies. See Calculating Your UNMC IPAP GPAs for more information.

 

I don't agree with the GPA. How do I change it?

The UNMC IPAP GPAs factor in all coursework taken, regardless of the college and any academic forgiveness policies. If after reviewing your calculated coursework you find an error with your GPA, review Disputing and Correcting UNMC IPAP Course Subjects and GPAs.

 

How do I remove a program?

Your application must always have at least one program listed. To remove a program, first navigate to the Add Programs tab and select the desired program(s). Then navigate to the Submit Application tab and remove the undesired program(s).

 

Can I apply to more programs after I submit my application?

Yes.

 

Should I submit my application if I'm still waiting on transcripts and/or evaluations?

Yes. You can submit your application before your transcripts and/or evaluations are received by UNMC IPAP.

 

I submitted my application to the wrong program. What do I do?

If you would like your application to be considered for a different program, contact the school to determine if they can change your program.

 

Will UNMC IPAP update me on the status of my application?

Your application status for each program is listed in the Check Status;section of the application. UNMC IPAP will notify you when official transcripts and Evaluations are received, and when you are verified.

 

When will I learn about admissions decisions? Did I get in!?

You must reach out to your program(s) to learn about a school's admissions decisions.

 

Is there any other way to pay other than by credit card?

We currently only accept payments by credit card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

 

I want a refund. What do I need to do?

Refunds are not given for any reason. Review Refunding/Withdrawing Your UNMC IPAP Application for more information.

 

 

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